Mercedes-Benz X-Class will make its debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show, according to the German auto giant. The X-Class is a new range-topping X350d 4Matic variant which packs a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine under the hood with common-rail direct injection.
It produces 258 horsepower and a maximum torque of 406 lb-f that is available from 1,400 rpm to 3,200 rpm. Mercedes says the X can deliver a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.9 seconds, up from 11.8 seconds in the top-spec four-cylinder X250d variant.
The car includes a 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic transmission, that improves the handling of uphill gradients, off-road driving and when towing a trailer.
The five-speed automatic transmission has been paired with channel 60 percent of the available torque to the rear wheels, featuring better traction during acceleration. The car comes with by default pickup but can be changed to Sport, Offroad mode, Eco, or Manual. There is a low-range reduction gear and can be configured with a rear axle differential lock.
Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system offers three modes 4H, 4MAT, and low-range 4L. The 4Matic system includes a two-stage transfer case and three selectable drive modes with a 100 percent differential lock from mid-2018
The X-Class X350d 4MATIC will go on sale in Europe in both Progressive and Power trims and prices will start from around $65,200. The entry-level Progressive variant includes new alloy wheels between 17 to 19-inch, LED headlights, keyless entry, black fabric seats, eight-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control and other interior upgrades.